Review: St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub Invigorating

This isn’t my first tube of St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I finished one large tube already but that was in the past. I forget about it, or should I say, I didn’t give it attention anymore since there are so many skin care products coming in the market. I also forgot how it affects my skin because that was so long time ago already.

Anyways, I got this by mistake. I was supposed to return this to the shelf because I found a trial pack of another facial scrub brand but I forgot to do so and only realize my mistake after it has been entered on my bill. It was already too late to return the item so I have no choice but to pay for it.

On to the review…

This facial scrub comes in a white tube with the image of apricot on the upper portion of the tube. The one I got is for fresh skin (invigorating) thus the green band just beneath the St. Ives text. It has a twist cap cover which can be a challenge to open at times with wet hands.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub Invigorating is a light brown cream with thick consistency. It claims to “exfoliate to reveal smooth, radiant skin”. While it also claims to be 100% natural, the label states that it should be used three to four times a week only.

Product Description:
Exfoliates to reveal smooth, radiant skin.


What I like about this product:
I like that it comes in small tube. Other variants of St. Ives scrubs are usually in bigger tubes or tub but this one has a small one which is ideal if you are just observing how the skin reacts to the product. I love the fruity scent of this facial scrub. Indeed, it is invigorating! The coarse granules or grains in the scrub which other users are complaining about are fine for me. You just have to be very careful and gentle when rubbing it to the face so as to avoid abrasions.

I love how this facial scrub makes my skin smooth especially right after washing. Seems like my skin is so clean and fresh. No tightness, no tingling sensation while washing.

What I do not like about this product:
The granules maybe coarse but the product cannot remove deep-seated black heads. That is the only thing I do not like about this product.

Will I repurchase?
Maybe. This facial scrub is fantastic during those days when you need or want to pamper your skin and lighten your mood.



  1. where to buy st. ives products here in the Philippines? TIA!

  2. @yamkilljoy

    Thanks for the comment. You can buy from SM department stores (toiletries section) and Watsons.